Hello blog world
Alas I have been away for a while. I thought I would let visitors in on my newest curatorial project the W(here) Festival in Pictou County June 2012!!! This is my second year thesis work for OCAD University in Toronto.
The W(here) Festival is a year long research project which seeks to bring together local artists, diverse communities and visiting artists in a rich program for all ages. Discussions with the local community will form the basis from which the project will grow as well as the artists, locations and modes of presentation chosen. From an academic perspective, I am investigating the divide between what is historically considered the margins – small town and rural Canada – and various city centres in relation to contemporary art practices. As a curator and artist, I am interested in the conversation between contemporary artists and communities and the complexity of artistic practices and methods that engage the local. Check out the blog and facebook group for more information.